I went for a a three mile run this morning, and spotted a deer in one of the fields that sometimes contains horses. It stopped its grazing to gaze at me as I ran slowly by.

I also saw a heron, but that is not so unusual.


A few month back, on another Saturday morning, I was running to a parkrun, down some twisty country roads.

I turned one bend to find an entire herd of deer blocking half the road.

I did not run past them, for I have a fear of spooking any animal bigger than me, and that goes double for a flock of them.

Later that same day someone completed a marathon in under two hours, and I was given my hashing name.

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